Amidst the political maneuvering Wednesday on Capitol Hill, three nominees essential to the US aviation industry were quietly confirmed by the US Senate. Deborah Hersman was confirmed to a third five-year term as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and simultaneously to a third consecutive two-year term as Chairman of the independent agency.  Hersman was first appointed as a board member by President George W. Bush in 2004. Reappointed to a second five-year ...

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